Grades 7 - 9 / Wednesday / Assisted Suicide



    Lesson Plans for Assisted Suicide

    Grades 7-9 Lesson Plan

    The international movement to legalize assisted suicide teaches that some lives are worth living while others have no value. Students will learn about interdependence and what life-affirming options are available for people at the end of life that are in keeping with human dignity.


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Stephanie's Story - Link

5 minute video of Stephanie Packer, an Orange County woman fighting a terminal disease with her husband and four young children. Stephanie chooses to live, even when difficult, for the sake of her children, rather than opt for assisted suicide.

Man of Steel - Link

5 minute video of JJ, a former Marine fighting brain cancer, whose desire to live for his family, even through his disease, is a great inspiration.

The Scooter - Link

5 minute video about Bill, who suffered from paralyzing depression while fighting his end-stage disease. Bill sought drugs for assisted suicide, but then his doctor realized that all he needed was increased mobility. A scooter was all it took to change Bill from looking to die to loving life.

Maggie's Story - Link

3 minute video about a woman struggling with a terminal disease who leans on what she learned about joy and hope while caring for her own father during his last days.

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